Contributions to OCHA Field Operations in 2019

OCHA’s mission is to coordinate the global emergency response, to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. OCHA advocates for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all, in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in sudden-onset disasters and protracted crises. It is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent and timely response to emergencies. Therefore, SDC seeks to provide support to OCHA field and regional offices in relevant humanitarian contexts, in line with SDC geographic and thematic priorities.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Democratic Republic Congo
Occupied Palestinian Territory
South Sudan
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Climate change and environment

Humanitarian efficiency
Protection, access & security
Disaster risk reduction DRR
Material relief assistance
Migration generally (development aspects and partnerships)
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019
CHF  3’600’000
Background OCHA is the arm of the UN Secretariat that is responsible for the coordination of the UN emergency response system. The mandate of OCHA is derived from UN General Assembly Resolution 46/182.
Objectives Supporting OCHA in the field in effectively delivering its core coordination function, notably through enhanced leadership, adequate coordination mechanisms (clusters/sectors, HNOs/HRPs, CMCoord, INSARAG, UNDAC, SBPP, EMT).
Target groups OCHA partners worldwide
Medium-term outcomes More effective and principled humanitarian action that meets the needs of affected people.

Expected results:   OCHA’s leadership within the humanitarian coordination system is strengthened and recognized at field level.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
  • United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Coordination with other projects and actors UN Agencies, NGOs and the international humanitarian community in general.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    3’600’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    3’600’000
Project phases

Phase 22 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Active)

Phase 17 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Active) Phase 16 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Active) Phase 15 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Active) Phase 14 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Active) Phase 12 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Active) Phase 11 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Active) Phase 10 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Active) Phase 9 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Active) Phase 8 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Active) Phase 7 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Active) Phase 6 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Active) Phase 5 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Active) Phase 4 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Active) Phase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Active) Phase 2 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Active) Phase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Active)